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cathyliggettLately I’ve been thinking about stories, and mostly, how many zillions of them there are. I mean, when you think about it, every one of us has a story – upon story, upon story – to tell.

Some are stories that you only share with your very best friend, and you know that’s just where your words will stay.

Others are stories that you’re excited to share with everyone around you. Happenings that you might even joyfully post on FB. Or happily flash on a bumper sticker or t-shirt so that you can tell your tale wherever you go (no, I don’t have my First-Time Grandma tee yet – maybe some year soon!).

And then besides the true-to-life sagas, there are the made-up stories too – the ones that some of us are just crazy enough (yes, call me cuckoo!) to struggle with to make real on paper.

Who can really say where those kinds of stories and voices come from? All I know is that for me, I believe the pages I write in some way contain remnants of everything real I’ve ever experienced and everyone I’ve ever met.

That’s just one of the reasons I’m so thankful for dear old friends who (no pun intended) know me like a book. And also why it’s always great meeting new people and making new friends through emails and book club visits too. Thank you all for your encouragement, inspiration, and interest. It’s so appreciated!

westwardchristmasbridesCurrently, I’m super excited and honored to be a part of the Westward Christmas Brides novella collection. This new release contains 9 historical romances from a great group of well-loved, award-winning, NYT bestselling authors. And what BEAUTIFUL book it is! Touching, adventures of love on the inside and a gorgeous, festive wraparound cover like I’ve never seen on the outside. Check it out for yourself by clicking on the book cover. And be sure to enter my 3 Christmas Giveaways too!

I’m also happy to announce my new women’s fiction book – The Sisters of Sugarcreek – coming out next year. Very briefly, the idea for this series came about after being invited to Sugarcreek, Ohio, to speak about Beaded Hope to a wonderful women’s group there. Throughout the visit, we started doing what women do – getting acquainted, sharing stories – and I knew I wanted an excuse to keep returning to Sugarcreek (for research purposes, of course!) time and again.

I hope you’ll enjoy these new books!

And mostly, I wish you many, many happy stories of your own to tell, all through the rest of this year and into the new year too.